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Sunday Post #78: Worst Reading Slump

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly over on the Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news of what happened in your life, what’s coming up on your blog, or recap posts shared.

I am currently in the worst reading slump ever, since I found my enjoyment of reading. I don’t even know for sure what has caused the slump. I don’t remember the last time I actually finished a book. I think it was A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown sometime this past summer. Now I just need to finish another book.

It’s not that I haven’t been reading. I have probably 10 books minimum that I’ve started, and not finished. At the moment, only 1 is on my list to pick up again soon to finish. That book, if you’re curious, is The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin. The only reason I’m hesitating, is because I’ll be starting from the beginning due to some funky technical trouble with the copy I had borrowed from my library. I’ve now skipped that whole mess, and have purchased my own copy since I was enjoying it so much.

Some of the issue is not being able to find time without many interruptions. The only time this happens is basically when my husband is sleeping since I have been working from home due to the pandemic. I also no longer drive to and from work; time I would use to listen to an audiobook. Now my time is spent hiding in a room during work hours, playing with a dog, doing various things with my husband, and a couple months ago we got serious about getting back to work on some home projects. I’ve shared a little about these in some past posts.

Over this past week, we managed to finish roughing in the walls, and now we are on to electrical. Last night I started drilling some of the holes needed to feed wire through. My Dad and I spent some time mapping out where wire needed to go, and I went marking roughly where they needed to go, then measured to find the middle of the board and got a little more exact of where to put the hole. Some considerations were moving a little more this or that way to avoid air vents and existing plumbing.

Drilling one of the easier holes in the basement for electrical wiring.

I’m hoping to turn this slump around next month. I didn’t try very hard this month since I was also attempting NaNoWriMo, with everything else. I did get some reading done though, but it was here and there, and not all from the same book so no books were finished. I don’t think I’m going to be able to complete all the books I wanted to for this year, so I’m giving careful consideration to the books I wanted to read and trying to pick ones I absolutely want to read this year and what I may actually be able to read in one month.

I hope you all are staying safe, and enjoying some really good books.

7 thoughts on “Sunday Post #78: Worst Reading Slump”

  1. I have had so many more dnfs this year too. Like you, I used to listen to books on my commute and without that, I’m reading a lot less. Good luck finding some books to end the year on a positive note!

    You are much handier than I am; I can’t imagine attempting your project. I hope it turns out as you hoped!

    Have a great week 😁

    1. I definitely would not attempt this project without my Dad or Father-in-Law. My Dad did research on building code and completed building his own cottage with all inspections passed. My Father-in-Law used to work construction. These two have been a blessing; especially when something breaks unexpectedly.

  2. Slumps are really tough. I have found it I “force” myself to read for just 30 minutes a day I usually want to keep going. If I don’t, I stop. Maybe that would help you? WFH is definitely an adjustment!

    Hope this week is a great one for you?

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